Pediatric Orthopedics Hand Surgery

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Pediatric Orthopedics Hand Surgery

Pediatric Hand Surgery

The Section of Hand Surgery at Children's Mercy Kansas City cares for children with a wide variety of upper extremity differences. The program is recognized by Parents magazine for “best orthopedic care.“ We care for patients at three of the Children’s Mercy facilities in both Kansas and Missouri.  

Hand Surgery Staff

The Section of Hand Surgery has a team of hand surgeons who work together to make our program one of the most robust in the nation to focus exclusively on children. Our surgeons are uniquely trained and experienced in pediatric hands, wrists and upper extremity repair in order to offer comprehensive care and evaluation for a wide range of congenital or acquired conditions, including neuromuscular disorders such as cerebral palsy, and peripheral nerve disorders, including brachial plexopathy, trauma and microsurgical reconstruction.
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Services Offered

  • Splinting, stretching, and/or manipulation by physician or therapist
  • Therapy to strengthen, stretch, and improve function of the hand
  • Surgery
  • Prosthetics 

Common Conditions Treated

Traumatic and Overuse Injuries

Congenital Hand Differences

  • Webbed fingers
  • Extra fingers, thumb duplication
  • Trigger thumb/finger
  • Underdeveloped thumbs or fingers
  • Missing or small fingers
  • Radioulnar synostosis
  • Missing or underdeveloped forearm bones
  • Cleft hand
  • Amniotic Band Syndrome
  • Arthrogryposis
  • Bent/curved digits 

Neuromuscular Conditions

  • Brachial plexus birth palsy
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Carpal and cubital tunnel


  • Ganglion cyst
  • Osteochondroma
  • Enchondroma
  • Neuroma

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